Monday, June 04, 2007


APOLOGIZE, v.i. To lay the foundation for a future offense.

2007 Update: To comfort in the short term those you would shame in the long. To justify what can't be rectified.


Minka said...

apologize,v. to abruptly end a discussion on a lovely note. A bit like a gentle exclamation mark, signifying "I am wrong and you are beautiful!"

Anonymous said...

I am second with no apologies.

Ariel the Thief said...

"To justify what can't be rectified." is very beautifully said.

apologize, admitting that I cannot help it.

Omnipotent Poobah said...

apologize - An act frequently called for, but seldom performed, and when performed, frequnetly signifies nothing.

TLP said...

I'm sorry, I just can't think of anything to say.

Anonymous said...

apologize to offer a kiss -- after having slapped someone.

Mutha said...

Husker Du had a great song called "I Apologize" -- and if the punks can say they're sorry anyone can.

The Old Mule said...

apologize: to learn to get along.

Anonymous said...

Apologize: Expressed by humans in words and by octopi in ink.

Sar said...

Seems Blogger needs to apologize to me for deeming my site a spam site and locking me out from publishing. Ah well, I'll just have to get my brawl on here with today's word.

Here's something that annoys me -- signs indicating management's discretion to alter environments or revoke rights followed by the uneccessary phrase "We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused". Really?? Because if you're really sorry to cause me an inconvenience, well then don't. Otherwise, just post your informational statement sans the pathetically faux apology.

Doug The Una said...

Minka, that sounds like a stolen rose.

Joel, second means never having to say you're sorry.

That's a great definition, Ariel.

Poobah, that definition works for a lot of transitive and intransitive verbs.

TLP, it hurts me more than it does you.

Quilly, oh I better not.

Mutha, especially punks from Akron.

Mule, I keep reading you as Don Quixote since you changed your avatar.

Al, that was hilarious. Good job, buddy.

Sar, maybe you shouldn't have tried selling c1al1s. I apologize for any inconvenience my sarcasm may have caused.

Anonymous said...

Apologize: best means for getting in the last word and/or laugh.

"Well, excuuuuuse me!!!!" ~ Steve Martin (sorry, heh heh, couldn't resist) ; )

Minka said...

yes Doug, that is one of those roses with thorns that has been given to me. Notice that the utterer of those words did not say that he was incorrect or I unreasonable, but rather that we both have assets.

apologize, v. sugar coating between a past insult and a desire for nagging to be over, so one´s ears can get a rest.

Jamie Dawn said...

Both you and Bierce are in FINE form today. Great definitions!

Apologizing is false humility - saying "I'm sorry" with your fingers crossed behind your back.

Nessa said...

Apologize: A trick to recover from saying out what you truly believe. (Losing its power through over use.)

Anonymous said...

Love TLP's definition

Am sorry that I'm commenting while at the beach. Can't help myself

I found Brenda Lee's I'm sorry on you tube. It's my song

Mother Theresa said...

I apologize profusely for not showing up for so long. My computer has been driving me nuts, and it still hasn't apologized to me for all the trouble it's caused me.

Doug The Una said...

Puppybrose, you make me sentimental for the days of yore when I though Steve Martin was funny.

That works, Minka? I'll jot that down. I've been looking for an alternative to "everybody just leave me alone!"

Jamie Dawn, at least the people with crossed fingers aren't holding a shiv.

Nessa, therapeutic insincerity?

Pia, that is your song. Lounging won't idle itself.

That particular apology doesn't even belong on "Apologize" day.

Anonymous said...

That was a fine time Doug, those days when we all thought Steve Martin was funny.

Apologize: Reminds me of Happy Days (while we're strolling down Memory Lane) when the Fonz couldn't do so and would say, I was WRo/wro/wrooong.

I apologize for my amped up sense of corny today, I'll leave now.

dddragon said...

1. what you do when you're caught farting.

2. what you don't need to do if you're in love.

Anonymous said...

I'd apologize for my erratic commenting but I'm pretty sure I don't mean it. Sorry.

Tom & Icy said...

Sad eyes at dinner time

Doug The Una said...

G, corny is never banned here.

Dddragon, so a lover with gas must be more like an irresistible force meeting an immoveable object than even I guessed.

Jenna, I'm pretty sure you shouldn't mean it.

Icy, they hate when all they have are kibbles and bits.

mireille said...

lol Minka: "... that we both have assets." hahahahahaha.
and usually the apology is a belated attempt to get something one lost through one last smart remark.

Indeterminacy said...

Apologize: greasing the status quo to keep things running as they have been.

Doug The Una said...

Actonbell, I don't think I know that song. Maybe I'm an early onset doddering old fool, too. Can you name that tune?

Mireille, put that way I have to wonder if Minka wasn't taking a little poetic license as to who was apologizing to whom.

Perfect, Indie. It's always the last user who realizes the importance of maintenance.